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07/21/21

Head meets Heart – ID.4 GTX

SUVs are booming. Their drivers love the sense of space and the sporting driving pleasure. But is it still in keeping with the times in light of the impending climate disaster? Frank Bekemeier, Chief Technology Officer for Electric Mobility at Volkswagen, and Jens Obernolte, Head of Energy and Weight Management, explain how the ID.4 GTX reconciles environmental awareness and driving pleasure.
07/09/21

Colourful like life: Volkswagen in football

With the final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium, UEFA EURO 2020TM draws to a close. For Volkswagen, the final is simply a stopover; the commitment to diversity lives on.

Visiting Carl Hahn on his 95th Birthday

On July 1, 2021, Carl Hahn will be 95 years old. The former Volkswagen CEO looks back on his past and shares his vision of the future.
06/21/21

“Software opens the door to new business models”

The Volkswagen brand is undergoing the most radical transition in its history. After e-mobility, software is set to become the next big game changer. Thomas Ulbrich, member of the Board of Management for Development, and Klaus Zellmer, Board Member for Sales, Marketing and After Sales, explain how the transformation will be achieved.
06/02/21

Green light for the electric island

The Greek island of Astypalea is set to become an electric island. This was agreed on by Volkswagen and the Greek government. Now, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have handed over the first electric cars.

Volkswagen is Committed to Biodiversity

At Volkswagen, biodiversity and the sustainable use of resources play an important role. On the United Nation’s international biodiversity day, the group is launching a call to all of its employees.
04/29/21

All-green electric: The ID. Family goes carbon-neutral

Volkswagen has committed itself to the Paris climate agreement. Which is why the company delivers ID. Family vehicles to customers with a carbon-neutral balance. In order that electric vehicles remain carbon-neutral during their usage phase, they must be charged with green electricity. To ensure that this is in good supply, Volkswagen supports investments in the generation of additional green electricity.

Earth Day at Volkswagen: “I’m a professional climate protector”

To mark Earth Day on 22 April, the Volkswagen Group is giving all employees the opportunity to get involved in #Project1Hour: 660,000 employees will be given one hour, with their teams, to develop their own ideas to fight global warming. We introduce two Volkswagen brand employees who work to protect the climate on a daily basis. Motto: “I’m a professional climate protector.”

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Five years ago, we launched the transformation of the Volkswagen brand: With the TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy, the company has completely realigned itself. We have renewed our model range from the ground up. Volkswagen has made a clear commitment to e-drive vehicles. We are already on our way to CO₂-neutral mobility for all!
The history of the Volkswagen brand began with the “Käfer”; development work on this Nazi prestige project began in 1934. On May 28, 1937, the “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH“ (Company for the Preparation of the German Volkswagen Ltd.) was formally established. The name was changed to “Volkswagenwerk GmbH” in 1938, and the company built its main plant in what has become Wolfsburg. However, the outbreak of war and integration in the arms industry prevented mass production of the Volkswagen (“people’s car”) – instead, military vehicles and other armaments were produced using forced labor.